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  • Leading experts review the research on resilience and represent the diverse perspectives and opinions found among both scientists and practitioners in the field. Although the chapters are written to the standards expected by researchers, they are equally useful for program developers and others in applied fields seeking science-based information on the topic. This book is a unique resource in keeping with the growing interest in resilience both in research and interventions.

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  • This book is is designed for the risk analyst who wishes to better understand the mathematical models and methods used in the management of operational risk in the banking and insurance sectors. Many of the techniques in this book are more generally applicable to a wide range of risks. However, each sector has its unique characteristics, its own data sources, and its own risk migation and management strategies. Other major risk classes in the banking sector include credit risk and market risk.

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  • Th e Handbook of Employee Benefi ts and Administration is one of the fi rst books that comprehensively covers the administration of employee benefi ts in public sector organizations. Th ere is a rich array of chapters from leading scholars and practitioners in the fi eld examining the contextual issues of employee benefi ts, health and retirement benefi ts, fi nancial management and benefi ts, and contemporary issues in employee benefi ts. Th is book is unique as it covers both the social aspects of employee benefi ts and the fi nancial elements.

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  • „- No unique concept „- Conventional concept: Economics is a social science that studies the allocation of scare resources to competing uses in order to maximize the benefit of individuals, organizations and economy. „- A different perspective: Economics as a science studying markets (James Buchanan).

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  • The tourism industry offers an enormous choice of jobs for those who are suitably qualified. The World Travel and Tourism Council in their Blueprint for New Tourism (2003) described travel and tourism as ‘one of the world’s largest industries, responsible for 200 million jobs and over 10% of global GDP’. But what are your chances of getting a top job? In the summer of 2003 one of the editors attended a meeting to discuss the possibilities of a major training scheme for employees in the travel and trade industry.

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  • This book presents a current analysis of the financial aspects of microfinance. It is unique in that it utilizes a banking risk-management approach to address the financial management of microfinance institutions and projects. This work has been possible owing to the specific expertise of each of the authors. The book is the result of contributions from different researchers from the Microfinance Research Group of the Banking Department of the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, coordinated by Professor Mario La Torre...

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  • If you were asked to define the term project, what words would come to mind? Time? Resources (or lack of)? One-of-a-kind effort? Deliverables or products? Complex? No authority over other groups? Budget? A project is a unique effort to introduce or produce a new product or service conforming to certain specifications and applicable standards. This effort is completed within the project parameters including fixed time, cost, human resources, and asset limits.

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  • This book contains chapters on nanocomposites for engineering hard materials for high performance aircraft, rocket and automobile use, using laser pulses to form metal coatings on glass and quartz, and also tungsten carbide-cobalt nanoparticles using high voltage discharges. A major section of this book is largely devoted to chapters outlining and applying analytic methods needed for studies of nanocomposites. As such, this book will serve as good resource for such analytic methods.

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  • Written for students of aeronautical engineering and based on a range of detailed aircraft design projects, this wide-ranging book draws together the elements of aircraft design and will support any aircraft design project. Written by experienced U.K. and U.S. based authors this is a unique resource that opens up the initial design process, explores the experience of others on similar projects, and clarifies the processes that are behind the equations and calculations used in aircraft design.

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  • Marine birds are equally at home on land, in the air, and in the water. While many organisms can go from land to water (amphibians, some reptiles, some insects), others generally live in only one medium during their lives. Marine birds switch from one to the other, often daily. Such flexibility requires unique physiological and morphological adaptations to the environment, a medium that has also exerted selective forces on the behavior, ecology, and demography of these birds.

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  • A step-by-step guide on how to use Python for CGI scripting, GUI development, network programming, and much more! Organizations such as NASA, Hewlett-Packard, and Xerox have already discovered the power that Python has to offer. This multipurpose development language can be used on virtually every platform, from Windows and Linux to OS/2 and Amiga. With its unique task-oriented approach, this book explores the language basics and then describes how to quickly begin using it for development work.

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  • Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting, dynamic ecological discipline. With its broadscale emphasis and multidisciplinary approach, landscape ecology lends itself both to basic research and to applications in land management, land-use planning, wildlife management, ecosystem management, and conservation biology.

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  • To make sure that forming a corporation is the best legal and tax approach for your business, this chapter compares the corporation to other small business legal structures, such as the sole proprietorship, the partnership, and the popular limited liability company. A corporation, like a limited liability company, protects your personal assets from business creditors. But the corporation stands apart from all other business forms due to its built-in organizational structure and unique access to investment sources and capital markets.

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  • The atomic theory of matter specifies that each of the many chemical elements is composed of unique and identifiable particles called atoms. In ancient times only 10 were known in their pure, uncombined form; these were carbon, sulfur, copper, antimony, iron, tin, gold, silver, mercury, and lead. Of the several hundred now identified, less than 50 are found in an uncombined, or chemically free, form on earth.

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  • This handbook is intended to be a resource for people affected by landslides to acquire further knowledge, especially about the conditions that are unique to their neighborhoods and communities. Considerable literature and research are available concerning landslides, but unfortunately little of it is synthesized and integrated to address the geographically unique geologic and climatic conditions around the globe.

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  • Today, many marketers use specific images that are meaningful to this audience: celebrities such as entertainers, rap singers and athletes; models in fashionable dress; models using specific cultural associations expressed in language and mannerisms; youth representing peer approval; and popular music unique to a specific group of children of color. Other marketing strategies lure young consumers with routine “low” and special discounted prices for over-sized amounts of foods and beverages, such as McDonald’s Meal Deals and 7–11’s Big Gulp oversized beverages....

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  • The atomic theory of matter specifies that each of the many chemical elements is composed of unique and identifiable particles called atoms. In ancient times only 10 were known in their pure, uncombined form; these were carbon, sulfur, copper, antimony, iron, tin, gold, silver, mercury, and lead.

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  • The word genre comes from the French meaning type or category. Its roots are in the Latin word genus, a word which is now used to describe classification in biology. Using the concept of genre in relation to the moving image serves much the same purpose. Approaching films in relation to genre inevitably means treating individual films not as unique works of art but as members of different categories or groupings. There are two major approaches to film genre: The Descriptive Approach and The Functional Approach. ...

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  • Data preparation includes the processes of cleansing, summarizing, and transforming detail and operational data into structures such as data warehouses and data marts that are suitable for BI reporting, data mining, scoring, and statistical processing. Many DBMSs provide some support for data preparation, such as filtering, aggregation, denormalization, and so on. However, SAS uniquely supports operations such as sampling, variable binning, imputation, and variable selection, which are typically not as robust in the DBMS functionality.

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  • A classic example of a water system severely affected by hu- man development is the Aral Sea, fed by the Amu Darya and Syr Darya. The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest inland body of water in the world, after Lake Superior, supporting 24 unique species of fish and a large fishing population. The Soviet Union built a series of dams and irrigation systems to divert river flows in order to grow cotton on around 3 million hectares of new farmland, but these massive freshwater withdrawals (first order impacts) led to the shrinking of the Sea and a corresponding increase in...

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